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pendente lite

[pen-den-tee lahy-tee] /pɛnˈdɛn ti ˈlaɪ ti/
adverb, Law.
during litigation; while a suit is in progress.
Origin of pendente lite
1720-30; < Latin: literally, with a lawsuit pending Unabridged
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  • That must be pendente lite, an interlocutory proceeding, in the action.

  • Race, then, is the term denoting a species or variety, as the case may be—pendente lite.

    Man and His Migrations

    R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
British Dictionary definitions for pendente lite

pendente lite

/pɛnˈdɛntɪ ˈlaɪtɪ/
(law) while a suit is pending
Word Origin
Latin, literally: with litigation pending
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